Effects Pedals

Review – Aclam Guitars S2 Advanced Pedalboard Kit

Review – Aclam Guitars S2 Advanced Pedalboard Kit

I think most of us have a love/hate relationship with our pedalboards. Setting them up in the first place is a pain. Having to cut strips of velcro, finding they don’t want to stick to the base of certain pedals, finding a pedal needs to be moved and then the velcro comes unstuck when you try to prise the pedal away from the board, then having to tidy up all of the cables. Finally, you get it completed and you’re happy, until a month later when you buy a new pedal and need to redo everything!

Aclam Guitars thought there must be a better way of doing things so they designed a much better solution. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear Reviews
Revv Amplification goes for gold with Limited Edition G2 Overdrive

Revv Amplification goes for gold with Limited Edition G2 Overdrive

Everybody likes gold! Revv Amplification’s most recent pedal gets a 2020 update with the Limited Edition Revv G2 Gold. Based on the Green Channel from Revv’s boutique amplifiers, the G2 adds a 3-position “Drive” mode to revoice the pedal from clean tone shaping, to touch sensitive overdrive, to classic tube amp tones. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Bogner V2 Transformer Pedals

Bogner V2 Transformer Pedals

New Size, New Look, Custom Audio Transformers

Bogner Amplification re-releases its classic pedals using the legendary custom audio transformer. Just like their bigger brothers, the V2 series pedals feature a 100% analog circuit path with true bypass. The custom audio transformer allows to serve up rich, studio quality, buttery tones with ultra-dynamic responses and stunning, three-dimensional sound quality inspired by the classic mixing consoles of the 1960’s. The iconic jewel light reacts to the dynamics of your playing, depending on the output level of your instrument. These classic pedals are now available in a more smaller and pedalboard friendly and also rounded housing. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Neural DSP Release The Quad Cortex Pedal

Neural DSP Release The Quad Cortex Pedal

Neural DSP are bursting into 2020 in a huge way, by releasing the Quad Cortex. Not content with dominating the amp and effects software market, they have now used their knowledge to develop their first physical product.

The Quad Cortex uses machine learning via Neural Capture. Neural Capture features a unique neural network architecture that is capable of autonomously analysing, learning, and replicating an amplifier’s sound and dynamic response in a way that closely resembles human perception for unparalleled accuracy and realism. Users can use Neural Capture to create profiles based on their own rig using the most accurate and powerful technology on the market.

Powered by 2Ghz of dedicated DSP from the Quad Cortex’s quad-core SHARC and dual ARM architectures, this hugely powerful pedal will be able to run 4 amp models, stereo reverb and multiple effects simultaneously. All of this power has been squeezed into a small and portable unit made from aluminium and featuring a 7-inch multi-touch screen. The stainless steel footswitches also rotary encoders for making adjustments to your settings.

Neural DSP Quad Cortex

The Quad Cortex will ship with 50+ amps, 70+ effects and 1000+ IRs. These will be expanded with free updates.

Neural CNS allows you to connect the Cortex to various devices via wifi allowing real-time control, preset sharing and updating wirelessly.

Neural DSP Quad Cortex Rear

If Neural DSP’s software is anything to go by, the Quad Cortex is going to be a game-changer!

You can pre-order one of the first 1000 units now with a €200/$200 deposit. The total cost will be €1599/$1599 and orders will ship by September 2020.

Visit neuraldsp.com for more information

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Gear News
Say Hello to the Newest Member of the GE Family – The MOOER Audio GE250!

Say Hello to the Newest Member of the GE Family – The MOOER Audio GE250!

MOOER Audio introduces the perfect choice for those that need high-quality IR support, quality preamps/cab simulation and a full palette of effects, with a bit of TONE CAPTURE amp-sampling fun. The GE250 is fully redesigned with easy to read black text on an all-white body while sporting a fancy new expression pedal design for added durability. Functionality is also expanded for the professional guitarist as the GE250 comes with a host of I/O options as well as a footswitch setup similar to the GE300 for added customization and control. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear News
BOSS Announces DD-3T And DD-8 Digital Delay Pedals

BOSS Announces DD-3T And DD-8 Digital Delay Pedals

New Digital Delay Models in the Iconic Compact Series Bring Players Expanded Features and Increased Versatility

BOSS announces the DD-3T and DD-8, two new digital delay pedals added to the famous compact series lineup. The DD-3T replaces the long- running DD-3, updating the classic pedal with tap tempo and other modern features. The DD-8 takes over from the previous-generation DD-7 as the most advanced delay in the compact series, enhanced with numerous sound modes and features that make it the most full-featured delay pedal in its class. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Guitar Discussion
Fortin Amplification Grind Pedal Review

Fortin Amplification Grind Pedal Review

Sick of your 8 string monster sounding dull and muddy through your monster valve amp? Perhaps the Grind pedal by Fortin Amplification could be the answer!

Many of us can only dream of owning an amp built by Fortin Amplification, but there is a cheaper way for us mere mortals to infuse some of that signature Fortin sound into our rigs. The Grind pedal takes Mike Fortin’s favourite 6irth and 6rind settings from his amps and puts them into a pedal. With one single knob, this pedal may be simple, but it will totally change the sound of your amp. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews
Mr Black Launch Their New Mini Reverb Pedal

Mr Black Launch Their New Mini Reverb Pedal

Small in size but big in sounds, Mr Black’s new Mini Reverb pedal aims to give you a wide range of reverb sounds in the smallest and simplest pedal possible.

The mini pedal format has been chosen specifically for people who are looking for a small pedal to add to their pedalboard but don’t let the size fool you. From just 3 they have managed to create a whole host of reverb tones. From ’50s-style studio plate, to concert halls and even endless caves, this pedal can do it all. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear News
Donner Noise Killer Gate Pedal Review

Donner Noise Killer Gate Pedal Review

They might not be a household name but if you are looking at effects pedals on Amazon you’re likely to see Donner branded pedals popping up in the search results. Although they’re on the budget end price-wise, they usually get pretty good reviews so I decided to give their Noise Killer a try. Continue reading →

Posted by Mark Smith in Gear, Guitar Gear Reviews